10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT LIFE AT MEDICAL SCHOOL

Life at Med school involves drinking lots of tea in front of your laptop. When you tell people you’ve applied for Medicine, you might hear a lot about what to expect – especially about the workload. However, there are some things you might not know about studying medicine and life at med school. From the course-life balance, the value of the internet and more, here are a list of ten things you might be surprised by…

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WHY MEDICINE? – IN 10 WORDS

Why Medicine?

One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over and over. And this is such a long question to answer, because I know my reasons required 4,000 characters in my personal statement. So, that gave me the idea, is it possible for it to be answered in just 10 words or less?

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5 MOST COMMON INTERVIEW MISTAKES (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM)

Get those 5 gold stars in your medical school interview.
There are potentially a whole range of things that can go wrong in an interview, but instead of focussing on all the negatives and unnecessarily worrying about them why don’t try to see if you can avoid making some of the most common mistakes. Have a read of what you should try to avoid in your medical school interview and how…

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MY FIRST PROGRESS TEST!

The Progress Test - brush lettering
Today I had my first official exam at medical school and it was what’s known as the “progress test”. This is a form of assessment used by some, but not every medical school. It’s essentially a test that all the students in the medical school (yes, ALL the first years ALL the way to the fifth years) take, with the aim that as you progress through the years your result should improve.

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8 Es FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW SUCCESS

Medical school application process - choose me!Many of you will be preparing for your interviews now, probably by practising endless questions and going through loads of mock interviews. And that’s great and exactly what you should be doing! However, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the more subtle aspects of an interview that can determine whether it goes well or not. Have a read of these top tips to help you out with these!

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INTERVIEW HOT TOPICS: NHS FUNDING

NHS funding

There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a key challenge: NHS funding.

‘Underfunded’ is a word many people use to describe the NHS. The demand for NHS services is increasing year on year, so the problem of “underfunding” is actually caused by the demand growing at a greater rate than the funding, creating new pressures on the NHS.

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